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Critics of dolphin hunting claim that there is not enough of a demand for dolphin meat. Photo credit: Gregorio B. Dantes Jr.

Dolphin-Killing Season: This Slaughter Must Stop!

(OCEANS/TAIJI DOLPHINS) Taiji, Japan’s six-month-long dolphin slaughter, where over 20,000 dolphins are corralled into a cove and killed each year, is now underway. Critics recognize the cruelty of this gruesome practice, and are working to dolphin hunting in Japan once and for all. Read on to learn more about Taiji dolphin hunting season, and how you can help save thousands of dolphins from slaughter. — Global Animal

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The court in India feels that animal sacrifice should no longer be practiced in the modern era. Photo credit: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

An Act Of Faith? India’s Sacrifice Saves Animals

(ANIMAL  CRUELTY/ANIMAL WELFARE) Animal sacrifice has been a part of religious practices throughout history, and usually involves the cruel and merciless treatment of innocent animals. A region in Northern India, which has banned animal sacrifice for religious purposes in Hindu Temples, is taking steps to create a more humane environment for animals around the globe. Read on to learn about […]

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(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) Enjoy this green pizza full of vegetables.

Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Green Pizza

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This cheeseless pizza is topped with green veggies and a delicious vegan pesto.You can make the dough from scratch using the recipe here, or to save time, buy a pre-made pizza crust. Serve a slice with a side of marinara for dipping! — Global Animal

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PETA is calling for orca whales to be placed in large-scale ocean sanctuaries. Photo Credit: Chris Gotshall/AP Photo

Bigger Tanks Do Not Mean Better Homes For SeaWorld Whales

(SEAWORLD/WHALES/CAPTIVE ORCAS) In response to the criticism SeaWorld received after the release of the documentary film, Blackfish, SeaWorld San Diego announced its plans to expand the park’s orca whale enclosures. The new orca environment will double in its size— spanning 50 feet deep and 350 feet in length. However, animal activists argue that enlarging the orca enclosures will do very little to improve orca health. When not in captivity, orca whales enjoy swimming as deep as 1,000 feet into the ocean. Therefore, an enclosure that is merely 50 feet deep would still not provide the whales with a proper environment. Read on to learn about why these intelligent creatures deserve lives free from captivity. — Global Animal

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New iPhone App For Wildlife Emergencies

(ANIMAL ACTIVISM/WILDLIFE) Animal Watch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping animals, created a new iPhone and Android app that caters to protecting wildlife. The app, called Animal Help Now, allows for people to connect with animal professionals who can help in emergency animal-related situations. Whether you encounter a sick bird, or hope to save a wounded deer, Animal Help Now can assist you. Read on to learn more about Animal Help Now, and how helping animals is only a tap/click away. — Global Animal

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Crystal the capuchin monkey and Robin Williams smiling on the set of Night at the Museum. Photo credit: Peoplepets.com

Remembering Animal Lover Robin Williams

(ANIMAL LOVERS/CELEBRITIES) CALIFORNIA — Actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday due to an apparent suicide. Although many remember him for his infectious sense of humor and his starring roles in many classic films, Williams was also an avid animal lover and animal rights activist. Williams enjoyed spending time with his animal coworkers on set, as well as hanging out with his own pets at home. While filming The Crazy Ones, Williams had the chance to work with a baby duck, and on the set of Night at the Museum, he befriended a capuchin monkey. — Global Animal

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Turn That Fish Frown Upside Down

(PETS/FISH/PET CARE) How can you tell if your aquarium is a happy home for your pet fish? A recent study suggests that most fish in tanks are giving off more negative vibes than positive ones. The study looks at how tank size and the complexity of the environment can either reduce or increase aggression in fish. Read on for tips on how to help keep your underwater friends friendly. — Global Animal

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The Well-Intentioned Eater: Cruelty-Free Summer Skin

(ANIMAL TESTING/COSMETIC TESTING) During the summer, there are three things I’m never without when I venture outside: my sunglasses, sunscreen, and a fake tan. For me, shorts and sleeveless shirts look so much nicer when my arms and legs are tanned. When I was younger I always had a great tan the old fashioned way, but now that I’m older and a bit wiser, I know better. A golden tan is definitely not worth the risk of skin cancer which is now the single most common form of cancer in America. Nearly five million people are treated each year. The United States surgeon general even issued a skin-cancer warning this week. But I have to admit, it’s not all about my health. Lets face it, even though I love elephants I certainly don’t want my skin looking like one. — Global Animal

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